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South Korean and U.S. flags spread out among a large gathering of people (© Ahn Young-joon/AP Images)

Timeline of U.S.-South Korean relations

The U.S. led the U.N. coalition that stopped North Korea's invasion of South Korea in 1950 and helps defend it today while working on denuclearization.
Children on parade float in front of Eiffel Tower replica (State Dept./D.A. Peterson

A Virginia city parades its support for NATO

The NATO Parade of Nations moves each spring through the streets not of Brussels — NATO’s headquarters — but of Norfolk, Virginia, a historic naval town.
Pumpjack operating above oil well at night (© Daniel Acker/Bloomberg/Getty Images)

American ingenuity, drive sparked shale oil revolution

There's shale all over the world, but Americans have led the way in figuring out how to make it gush oil and gas. Now they lead the world in oil production.
Man and woman holding hands (© Michael Probst/AP Images)

American journalist’s ‘crime’ was writing about everyday life in Iran

Iran imprisoned Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian for 18 months on spying charges. His memoir tells the story of a terrifying ordeal.
People in processing plant wearing protective clothing (© Tyrone Turner)

Safety comes first for U.S. food and drug exports

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits Iowa March 3-4 to highlight American farm products. Read about the exacting standards of the U.S. inspection system.
Two people holding fishing nets (Romwell Mari Sanchez for USAID/Philippines)

Preserving the ocean’s bounty for Filipino fishers

A USAID grant seeks to counteract destructive fishing practices and environmental threats as well as help Filipino fishers preserve their way of life.
Frederick Douglass statue (© Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Frederick Douglass: A symbol of freedom beyond America’s shores

Frederick Douglass' powerful story of his life as a slave and his escape to freedom is inspiring writers and readers far beyond the U.S.
David Malpass smiling (© Evan Vucci/AP Images)

U.S. nominee to lead World Bank is a champion of reforms

Treasury Under Secretary David Malpass is President Trump's nominee to lead the World Bank and keep pushing it to help the poorest people.
Hands outstretched, holding tobacco seedling (L. Brian Stauffer/University of Illinois)

U.S. researchers find novel way to produce bigger plants

Photosynthesis is key to the air we breathe and the food we eat, but it doesn't work as efficiently as it could. Scientists say they've found a remedy.